This is my second collaboration with David Hale. He's a legend in the tattoo industry, with fans waiting months, even years for a chance to decorate their body with his masterpieces. I especially liked this piece for it's powerful, yet smooth infinite flow. It reminds me of the feeling I get carving buttery groomers or an untracked powder field, riding this Masterblaster ski.
Born in Athens, Georgia, David he spent much of his childhood outside exploring and inside drawing. As he says, spirit spoke to him along the banks of the muddy creek where he grew up, and he found his best response in the art made with his hands.
I'm building only 400 pair of these Limited edition skis and hand signing and numbering each. Grab a pair before these one-of-a-kind skis sell out. You'll be one of the few skiers with these rare J's on your feet!
You can also purchase this artwork on our River Crew Sweatshirt (incase you're not ready to get the actual tattoo)
See more of David's artwork on his website Hawk.love
|Lengths Available (cm):||168, 175, 181, 187cm|
|Ski Length (cm):||181cm|
|5 Sidecut Avg. (m):||18.0m|
|Tip / Waist / Tail (mm):||125 / 96 / 114mm|
|Boot from Tail (mm):||825mm|
|Boot From Center (cm):||n/a cm|
|Tip / Tail Height (mm):||65 / 35mm|
|Rocker Height Tip / Tail (mm):||6 / 3mm|
|Rocker Length Tip / Tail (mm):||380 / 280 mm|
|Weight per ski (g):||2,160g|
I’ve spent over two decades designing, developing, and continually refining the industries most innovative and award winning skis ever created. Now that I’m selling skis directly to you, I’m able to invest more money into using the most expensive, highest quality materials possible, sparing no expense like never before in the name of premium ski performance & durability. You’ll literally feel the difference the moment you make your first turn and still be stoked, years later like it was still your first day on them! This is why I confidently back all my skis with a money back 100% satisfaction guarantee. Learn more about this ski’s construction below…
Titanal Metal Laminate
More power & stability where you need it!
Unique to this model ski, I'm using a titanal metal laminate on the top and bottom of the core. Instead of running it edge to edge, tip to tail, I've optimized the metal laminate’s geometry & location running only narrow strips down the center and ending it before the tips. This way there's enough metal to dramatically increase power, stability & dampening over the length of the ski in contact with the snow, however the tips are lighter for dramatically reduced swing weight to maintain a nimble, lively & fun feel. You'll notice the tail of the ski metal geometry has slightly less metal to allow for a more playful and forgiving exit out of your turns while the tip has more for powerful initiation and reduced chatter in the tips. You'll feel like you're on a GS race ski when you're carving it up, yet be shocked how fun & nimble it feels in tight trees, chutes and even the bumps. Enjoy!
The Masterblaster™ Awards
Blister Best Of 18/19 - Masterblaster"It is an excellent ski that has become a favorite of ours since it provides good stability in variable conditions, while also being more playful than the skis in this section that offer a similar level of stability and suspension. Furthermore, The Masterblaster also has enough tip and tail rocker to work quite well in deeper snow."
Freeskier Mag Editors' Pick 2019 - Masterblaster"It loves to be up on edge laying trenches, but the rocker profile helps it's surfiness. An absolute blaster of a ski, The Masterblaster skis like a racecar when you need it to, but leads the charge in the playfulness category."
SKI Mag Official Selection 2019 - Masterblaster"If 'fun' was a test category, The Masterblaster would top the chart. The dual metal laminate and maple wood core construction acted like a trampoline, and testers were popping all over the mountain with smiles on their faces."
Blister Best Of 17/18 - MasterblasterIt provides good stability in variable conditions, and has enough tip and tail rocker to work well in deeper snow. The Masterblaster is stable, quick, and could serve very well as a one-ski quiver for intermediate to expert skiers.
Ski Mag Best in Test 2018 - Masterblaster"Skied hard and provided plenty of snap, turn to turn." Scores were high on hardpack and in all turn shapes. Testers loved the "huge sweet spot," and agreed they'd be "a superb everyday ski for the East or firm snow."
Freeskier Mag Editors' Pick 2018 - Masterblaster"Wants to go so fast and is crazy stable... holds up like a boss on edge." Thanks to rockered tips and a multi-dimensional radii, the ski also provides playful performance when called upon. "Super fun and 'shredable', it launched some fun-sized cliffs into sludge and it mashed through crud like a snow plow."
Powder Magazine Skier's Choice 2018 - MasterblasterWith a maple core - the same shock-resistant wood found in bowling alleys - two sheets of Titanal, a long effective edge, and durability in the form of full sidewalls and an extra thick base, the Masterblaster is the definition of an all-mountain ski that dominates firm snow.
Freeskier Mag Editors' Pick 2017 - Masterblaster"Much like the dual-bodied character from Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome that shares its name, the Masterblaster has what J calls a “split personality.” It burns down groomers like a Formula One racecar but is maneuverable and playful when called upon. A rigid maple wood core with a strip of Titanal..."
Powder Magazine Skiers Choice 2017 - Masterblaster"New from J skis, the Masterblaster is fast, maneuverable, and simply, really fun. Made with maple wood core, the strip of titanal in this nimble ski is only six centimeters wide and tapers out before the tip-rise, making it easy to initiate edge-to-edge turns and..."
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